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oojason
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MagnoliaFan Edits: Ep I "Balance Of The Force", and Ep II "The Clone War" (Released)
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1-Oct-2004, 9:10 AM
At the start of both the Star Wars: Episode 1 and Episode 2 of the MagnoliaFan Edits is this message:-

‘It was once said that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. This is merely another.’

MagnoliaFan himself, can be contacted via email, at magnoliafan78@hotmail.com




Star Wars: Episode I – ‘The Phantom Menace’, has been renamed 'Balance Of The Force'. It's run time is 1:57.06 and features 23 chapters.


It's opening crawl:-

For a thousand generations, the
Galactic Republic has thrived under
the guidance of the Jedi Knights.
But now, even under the semblance
of peace, a crisis stirs.

The Nemoidian Trade Federation,
outraged by the prohibition of slave
labor in core systems, has seized
the peaceful planet of Naboo with a
blockade of deadly warships.

While the Senate's endless rhetoric
drowns Naboo's cries for justice,
Chancellor Valorum has secretly
dispatched two Jedi Knights to
resolve the conflict...


It’s Chapter Stops*:–

01 Balance Of The Force ... 0:00.00
02 Short Negotiations ... 0:02.40
03 Queen Amidala ... 0:07.21
04 Jar Jar Binks ... 0:10.04
05 Olah Gunga ... 0:13.17
06 Escape From Naboo ... 0:18.42
07 Tatooine ... 0:23.41
08 Anakin Skywalker ... 0:28.31
09 Fateful Dinner ... 0:33.51
10 Deal with Watto ... 0:38.42
11 Preparation for the Race ... 0:43.13
12 Podrace ... 0:47.01
13 No longer a Slave ... 0:57.02
14 Queen’s Worries ... 1:01.27
15 Coruscant ... 1:06.52
16 Plead Their Case ... 1:12.25
17 Council’s Decision ... 1:18.16
18 Forming an Alliance ... 1:23.37
19 “Activate the Droids!” ... 1:28.12
20 Lord Maul ... 1:33.14
21 Reaching the Throne Room ... 1:37.35
22 Control Ship Destroyed ... 1:43.05
23 Qui-Gon’s Funeral & End Celebration ... 1:47.28




Star Wars: Episode II – ‘Attack Of The Clones’, has been renamed 'The Clone War'. It's run time is 2:09.58 and features 22 chapters.


It's opening crawl:-

Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic
Republic. Over a thousand star
sytems, under the leadership of
the mysterious Count Dooku, have
declared their intention to seceed
from the Republic.

This seperatist movement has
made it nearly impossible for the
limited number of Jedi Knights to
continue maintaining peace and
order throughout the galaxy.

Senator Amidala, former Queen of
Naboo, is returning to Coruscant for
the first time in a decade, to
vote on the issue of creating an
Army of the Republic, to combat
the growing rebellion...


It’s Chapter Stops*:-

01 The Clone War ... 0:00.00
02 Old Friends ... 0:06.46
03 Speeder Chase ... 0:09.43
04 Nightclub ... 0:19.01
05 New Assignment ... 0:23.44
06 Jedi Archive ... 0:29.11
07 Missing Planet ... 0:34.26
08 Clones ... 0:40.52
09 Confessions ... 0:46.14
10 Tracking the Fetts ... 0:51.14
11 Return to Tatooine ... 0:58.47
12 Separatist Alliance ... 1:06.31
13 Enemies Revealed ... 1:14.30
14 Emergency Powers ... 1:21.07
15 Droid Factory ... 1:27.10
16 Executions ... 1:32.23
17 Attack Of The Clones ... 1:39.46
18 Forward Command Centre ... 1:47.12
19 Duel with Dooku ... 1:54.00
20 Yoda to the Rescue ... 1:56.48
21 “Begun, the Clone Wars has” ... 2:00.22
22 End Credits ... 2:03.23


* = Chapter Stop Titles taken from Hal9000's excellent DVD Inserts




IMHO they have both been edited and put together extremely well - there are no jarring edited scenes which stick out. The picture and sound quality are that of DVD standard (which is what both MF Edits were sourced from).

Lines of dialogue changes, alien's voice dubbing, subtitle changes - which alter the story somewhat, length of scenes, musical score changes, sound effects changes, the re-arranging of certain scenes, scene omissions and insertion of deleted scenes all feature in both films.

These MagnoliaFan Edits keep the Prequel Trilogy (so far) more in-keeping with the Original Trilogy in terms of the feel and pace of the films.

There are various fan/home-made DVD covers to go with the MFE releases.

MagnoliaFan is planning an MF Edit of Star Wars: Episode III – ‘Revenge Of The Sith’, though obviously this will not happen for some time...




More details can be found in the very 1st post - in here:-

Rikter's SW Stuff & Info...